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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr. « Show less

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  • Kissimmee Gateway DB Isaiah Wharton leaning toward Rutgers

    Kissimmee Gateway DB Isaiah Wharton leaning toward Rutgers
    For most of his high school career, Isaiah Wharton has floated just under the radar. A talented defensive back with the not-so-glamourous letterhead of Kissimmee Gateway High, Wharton found himself mired in the Osceola County recruiting abyss that has...
  • Kissimmee Gateway CB Isaiah Wharton commits to Rutgers

    Kissimmee Gateway CB Isaiah Wharton commits to Rutgers
    With Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood and defensive line coach Jim Panagos in his living room, Isaiah Wharton decided he didn't have to wait any longer and committed to the Scarlet Knights to the screams of delight from his mother. "It was a really special...
  • UPDATE: Notre Dame men's basketball: Call it a slam dunk for ND

    UPDATE: Notre Dame men's basketball: Call it a slam dunk for ND
    News that the University of Notre Dame was in the final startling stages Wednesday morning of joining the Atlantic Coast Conference spread swiftly to former, current and possibly future Irish men's basketball players. It touched former All-American...
  • Simeon All Access | Back and fourth in a row? Simeon aims for history

    Simeon All Access | Back and fourth in a row? Simeon aims for history
    PEORIA — The game that made Illinois high school basketball history 16 years ago was "a toss-up" in Sergio McClain's estimation. The crowd of 11,700 at the Peoria Civic Center was in suspense until the final seconds about whether the 1997 Class AA...
  • Edgy Tim's football recruiting notes | Bolingbrook's Westphal checks out Florida

    Edgy Tim's football recruiting notes | Bolingbrook's Westphal checks out Florida
    Bolingbrook junior defensive back Parrker Westphal made an unofficial visit to Florida over the weekend. Westphal reconnected with former Raiders teammate and current Gators freshman linebacker Antonio Morrison in Gainesville. "It was great," Westphal...
  • Simeon All Access | Sophomore team gets chance to show off

    Simeon All Access | Sophomore team gets chance to show off
    Simeon won four games in six days last week, so the Wolverines are using a week off to regroup before their game Saturday at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev. But Simeon's sophomore team made sure the varsity didn't relax too much Tuesday. Seven...
  • 2012 Chicago Tribune All-State football | Second team

    Quarterback Chris Streveler, 6-2, 200, Marian Central, Sr. Among the most productive players McHenry County has ever seen, the Minnesota recruit completed 164 of 248 attempts for 2,397 yards with 26 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions. Rushed for 1,...
  • Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention

    Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention
    De La Salle Class of 2014 offensive tackle Jamarco Jones will announce his college choice at 1 p.m. June 27 during a press conference at the school. Jones has narrowed his list of favorites to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State. De La...
  • Kirk Herbstreit rips Northern Illinois' Orange Bowl appearance

    Kirk Herbstreit rips Northern Illinois' Orange Bowl appearance
    Northern Illinois' unprecedented inclusion in the Bowl Championship Series lineup isn't sitting well with ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit. Northern Illinois (12-1) earned the Mid-American Conference's first major bowl berth by meeting...
  • Illinois topples No. 1 Indiana

    Illinois topples No. 1 Indiana
    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach John Groce slumped into a chair, placed his head on his palm and exhaled as an orange chaos erupted all around him on the Assembly Hall court. He had just gotten the best news in long time. After an official review of...
  • Simeon All Access | Catching up with Deon Thomas

    Simeon All Access | Catching up with Deon Thomas
    Deon Thomas believes the recruiting controversy that dogged him for a year and a half following his senior season at Simeon could have been avoided if he had listened to coach Bob Hambric. The University of Illinois' all-time leading scorer and the No....